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3M ESPE Unveils Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative

One-step placement solution designed for durability

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 -- With approximately 70 percent of restorations placed in the posterior, dentists everywhere are seeking solutions to help them perform faster and easier procedures without compromising patient care. Now, new 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative meets this need as a one-step placement bulk fill material that delivers stress relief, excellent wear resistance, and the ability to place up to 5 mm in one increment. By eliminating expensive dispensing devices, additional layers and multiple steps, Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative outshines competitors to give dentists a fast and easy option for direct restorations.

With a simple one-step placement technique up to 5 mm, Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative can save valuable chairtime and improve productivity by giving dentists a "one and done" option. It is uniquely formulated for stress relief, with two novel methacrylate monomers that act in combination to lower polymerization stress. This innovative technology was co-developed through collaboration with Professor Christopher Bowman from the University of Colorado, with the financial support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The use of these monomers enables bulk placement without sacrificing strength or wear resistance. In fact, Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative has been shown to have better in-vitro wear resistance than other market-leading bulk fill materials.

"With the majority of restorations placed in the posterior, dentists need a material that can help them save chairtime while delivering results they can be confident in," said Nikki McKeon, U.S. Marketing Manager for Direct Restoratives. "Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative gives them a fast and simple one-step placement solution."

Dental professionals can see and learn about Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative at 3M ESPE's booth at the ADA Annual Session Oct. 9 – 11 in San Antonio, Texas.

In the long history of Filtek restoratives, dentists have come to rely on the brand for excellent handling, and Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative continues that trend. It also utilizes the same true nanofiller technology of other Filtek restoratives, which enables high strength, wear resistance, surface smoothness and gloss retention. Additionally, the material's excellent adaptation and sculptability contribute to its ease of use and fast placement.

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About 3M ESPE Dental

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. 3M ESPE is part of 3M Health Care which provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

3M, ESPE and Filtek are trademarks of 3M or 3M Deutschland GmbH. Used under license in Canada. © 3M 2014. All rights reserved.

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